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EU steps up assistance to flood-affected people in Nepal

An additional €500,000 will cover winter needs, the rehabilitation of shelters and schools, and supporting livelihood recovery activities for the most vulnerable.

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Indian Red Cross Society Assistance for J&K

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Hon’ble Minister for Health & Family Welfare and the Chairman of the Indian Red Cross flagged off relief supplies today form the National Headquarters of the society, for the victims of the floods in the state of J & K. The relief convoy of 11 trucks has been sent based on the need assessment by the J&K State Branch of the Indian Red Cross.

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Missed Again: making space for partnership in the Typhoon Haiyan response

A new study highlights that despite efforts to include local and national actors in the Haiyan response, it remained largely internationally led, coordinated and implemented.

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Report of the Secretary-General on South Sudan (S/2014/708)

The present report is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2155 (2014), by which the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until 30 November and requested that I report on the implementation of the Mission’s mandate every 60 days.

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Somalia Rainfall Forecast - Issued: 21 October 2014

Moderate to heavy rains are expected in the Southern, Central and North‐western parts of the country during the next three days. The other parts of the country may receive light or no rains during the same period. Moderate to heavy rains are also expected within the Ethiopian highlands whose rainfall contribute significantly to the Juba and Shabelle river flow inside Somalia.

Given the forecast, it is expected that the observed river levels will increase in the coming days with a high risk of flooding along the two rivers.

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NDRRMC Update Effects of Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) in Visayas and Mindanao (as of 18 October 2014, 08:00 AM)


Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affected Visayas and Mindanao. Intermittent rains was reported in Region VI and VII, while moderate to heavy rains were experienced in Zamboanga City and in the Provinces of Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur which started on 07 October 2014.

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Flood hits Lampang province’s Thoen District

LAMPANG, 22 October 2014 (NNT) - Floodwaters have inundated the homes of villagers living in Thoen District in Lampang Province this morning.

As the Lam Huai Mae Wa River has overflowed its banks, more than 200 households across five villages have been severely affected. Fortunately, there were no reports of any deaths or injuries.

Meanwhile, the head of the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department (DDPM) center in Thoen, Mr. Chakorn Na Lampang, along with national park rangers and administrative officers have gone down to the affected areas.

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Solomons still recovering from April floods

Six months after devastating floods in Solomon Islands, the clean up is continuing.

Solomons still recovering from April floods (Credit: ABC)

22 people were killed and 9,000 left homeless when flash flooding swept Honiara and Guadalcanal Plains in April.

Since then, World Vision has been working on the recovery effort and is nearing the end of its work to fully restore water supply and sanitation.

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Hurricane Sandy - Emergency appeal n° MDRJM003 Final Report

This Final Report represents an overview of the Sandy Operation from 31 October 2012 to 31 May 2014.

Appeal target: The budget was 4,227,003 Swiss francs (CHF). The total expenditure was 4,226,473 CHF, and the closing balance of the Sandy Operation was 0 CHF.

Appeal coverage: 100%

Appeal history:

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South Sudan + 4 others
IOM Regional Response to South Sudan Crisis, External Sitrep, 13 - 19 October 2014


  • South Sudan: 12 IOM staff trained on mental health and psychosocial support in emergencies.

  • Ethiopia: Close to 63,000 refugees need to be relocated from the camps and transit centres to Okugu Refugee Camp.

  • Kenya: IOM and UNHCR have provided transportation assistance to 32,452 refugees since 15 December 2013.


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Más de 2 mil damnificados por aguaceros en la capital

21 Tuesday October 2014 @ 08:44 AM CST
Lecturas 7

TEGUCIGALPA. Las lluvias del fin de semana dejaron en la capital varios lugares incomunicados, personas damnificadas y casas semi destruidas, informaron cuerpos de socorro.

Desde las 8: 00 de la noche del domingo hasta la 6: 00 de la mañana de ayer, cayó un fuerte aguacero en la capital y sus alrededores que aumentó el caudal de ríos y quebradas provocando desbordamientos.

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Katanga: 10 morts à la suite d’une pluie torrentielle à Kolwezi

Radio Okapi

Dix personnes sont décédées à la suite d’une pluie torrentielle qui s’est abattue, lundi 20 octobre, dans la ville de Kolwezi, située à 343 km à l’Ouest de Lubumbashi (Katanga).Ces victimes ont été recensées dans le quartier Kasulo dont les habitants ont transformé en carrière d’exploitation minière artisanale.

Selon le chef de ce quartier, trois creuseurs artisanaux sont morts ensevelis dans un puits d’extraction de cuivre et leurs corps sont actuellement gardés dans la morgue de l’hôpital de Mwangezi.

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IDPs move to new sites on UNMISS bases

21 October 2014 - UNMISS was building new sites for over 100,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) seeking shelter on the mission’s bases to improve their living conditions, a senior official said in Juba today.

“When we first opened our gates, we expected it to be a temporary solution,” said Derk Segaar, head of the Relief, Reintegration and Protection (RRP) section. “The situation has become prolonged and we are looking for solutions to make it more bearable.”

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Somalia + 1 other
Somalia Flood Watch Issued: 21st October, 2014

During the week ending on 20th October, 2014, moderate to heavy rains were experienced in both Juba and Shabelle river basins inside Somalia and within the Ethiopian highlands.

The area bordering Ethiopia in Hiraan region has experienced torrential rains that have led to destruction and loss of property due to flooding. Heavy rains leading to flooding have also been confirmed in Jilib dstrict in Lower Juba region.

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EU Aid Volunteer uses digital mapping to help prepare for disasters in the Phlippines

Typhoons, earthquakes and floods often occur in the Philippines, one of countries most directly affected by the changing climate and natural disasters, such as the 2013 typhoon Haiyan. VSO EU Aid volunteer Arnoud Keizer from the Netherlands spent nine months with the Filipino government and communities affected by disasters, supporting national efforts to use science and technology to prepare for and prevent future devastation.

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When aid goes wrong: a lesson from Pakistan on why we can’t ignore markets

As part of the response to floods in Pakistan in 2010, aid efforts to help people build shelters using bamboo inadvertently inflated the price. Now aid agencies must ensure that they don’t make the same mistakes again.

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Sud-Kivu: une fille meurt emportée par l’eau de pluie à Uvira

Radio Okapi

Une jeune fille de 12 ans est morte emportée par l’eau de la pluie la nuit de dimanche 19 à lundi 20 octobre dans la cité d’Uvira, à 128 km de Bukavu (Sud-Kivu). Des maisons, des routes ainsi que des caniveaux de cette cité ont été détruits.

Le chef-adjoint de la cité d’Uvira, John Ngwasi Rwagaza, a interdit aux populations de boucher les conduites d’eau et les caniveaux en cette période des pluies.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 15 - 21 October

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.